The Cat Who Turned On and Off (The Cat Who... Series #3)

The Cat Who Turned On and Off (The Cat Who... Series #3)

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by Lilian Jackson Braun
     
 

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The team of Koko, the brilliant Siamese cat, and Qwilleran, the reporter with the perceptive moustache, is back in action--with an adorable female Siamese, Yum Yum, added to the household.

When Qwilleran decides to do a feature story on Junktown, he gets more than he bargained for. Not the dope den he anticipated, Junktown is a haven for antique dealers and

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Overview

The team of Koko, the brilliant Siamese cat, and Qwilleran, the reporter with the perceptive moustache, is back in action--with an adorable female Siamese, Yum Yum, added to the household.

When Qwilleran decides to do a feature story on Junktown, he gets more than he bargained for. Not the dope den he anticipated, Junktown is a haven for antique dealers and collectors--as strange a lot as the crafty reporter has ever encountered. When a mysterious fall ends the career--and the life--of one of Junktown's leading citizens, Qwilleran is convinced it was no accident. But, as usual, it takes Koko to prove he's right.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101213988
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1986
Series:
Cat Who... Series , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
61,782
File size:
347 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

The history of Lilian Jackson Braun is perhaps as exciting and mysterious as her novels.  Between 1966 and 1968, she published three novels to critical acclaim: The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern and The Cat Who Turned On and Off.  In 1966, The New York Times labeled Braun, “the new detective of the year.”  Then, for reasons unknown, the rising mystery author disappeared from the publishing scene.



It wasn’t until 1986 that the Berkley Publishing Group reintroduced Braun to the public with the publication of an original paperback, The Cat Who Saw Red.   Within two years,  Berkeley released four new novels in paperback and reprinted the three mysteries from the sixties.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons has since published seventeen Cat Who… novels.  Most recently being The Cat Who Went Up The Creek, The Cat Who Smelled Rat, The Cat Who Robbed The Bank, The Cat Who Saw Stars, The Cat Who Tailed a Thief, The Cat Who Blew the Whistle, The Cat Who Said Cheese, The Cat Who Came to Breakfast, The Cat Who Went Into The Closet, The Cat Who Wasn’t There, The Cat Who Moved The Mountain, The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal, The Cat Who Lived High, The Cat who Talked to Ghosts, The Cat Who Went Underground, The Cat Who Sniffed Glue, The Cat Who Saw Stars, and lastly, The Cat Who Sang For the Birds.



Even though Braun claims that her cats have never done anything extraordinary, her fictional cats, Koko and Yum Yum, solve crimes and delight fans in book after book.  Braun says the reason for her success is that “people are simply tired of all the blood.  I write what is called the classic mystery.”  She says that while “not all mystery fans like cats, all cat-fanciers seem to like mysteries.  That makes for a large audience, since 26% of all American households own 53.9 million cats between them.”



Braun was the “Good Living” editor of The Detroit Free Press for 29 years.  She is retired from journalism and is currently writing mysteries full-time, her latest Cat Who… novel is titled The Cat Who Brought Down The House.  She lives with two Siamese cats and her husband, Earl Bettinger, in North Carolina.



 



 



 


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Brief Biography

Hometown:
North Carolina
Date of Birth:
1916
Date of Death:
June 4, 2011
Place of Birth:
Massachusetts
Place of Death:
South Carolina
Education:
Graduated from high school at age 16

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The Cat Who Turned On and Off (The Cat Who... Series #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LITTLE COMET?!?! I AM BIGGER THAN YOU!!!! LOL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whitetail shakes her head and shrugs as Lily walked away. She hadn't expected Lilywolf to forgive her, not that she could blame her, but she assumed there wasn't much she could say to change her mind. Her life had turned her into a cat who could lose a friend but keep moving forward. Otherwise she would've been destroyed by sadness when her family had been taken away, and she wasn't sure whether or not that was a good thing. Whitetail sighs and heads back to the camp, she was tired and wanted to rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cloudripple smiled. "I missed you too," she murmured, nuzzling her friend. "I'll meet you back at camp; I've got something to tell you." Laughter gleamed in her eyes as she turned and padded back to camp, a smile on her face for the first time in days. (I'm probably going to on for a while tonight, but let's try to talk at 10:30 Eastern at the latest. Sound good?)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hehe Comet it's true! She's my age so in her mind little Comet works! :P There are whole histories that us ancient cats share. Way to much for me to explain! Lol! ~ Lilywolf &hearts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KoKo is up to his usual tricks and is always learning new ones to keep the excitement going.
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I highly recommend The Cat Who Turned On And Off. Who knew cats, especially Koko a Siamese cat, could give Jim Qwilleran clues to solve murders. Lilian Jackson Braun does it again with another saga of the Cat Who series. This mystery is set in Junktown where there are many shops that sell antiques. Qwilleran of course, is writing a story on junktown and stays there making new friends and acquaintances on the way. This is one of the first books with Yum Yum in the whole book. Of course, another death occurs when Qwilleran is in Junktown and he solves it with Koko's help. The book is very entertaining.
AutismMom More than 1 year ago
Lillian Jackson Braun writes wonderfully. I enjoy the cats' antics, the mystery, and poor Qwill just shakes his head and knows the cats are just a bit superior to him, but doesn't mind. I have been enjoying seeing how Koko and Yum Yum came to live with him, how much he really gets attached to them (the time he thought he lost them, it drives it home). Again, a good read.
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